The campaign for Washed Out’s next album is definitely picking up. The latest offering from Paracosm comes in the form of Don’t Give Up. A definite pattern is forming in terms of the videos Greene has released so far, all of which feature lyrics in simple text against a tropical backdrop. On Don’t Give Up we see Ernest Greene hit that sweet spot between scuzzy beats and pop sensibilities.
Greene has always flirted with pop structures, but he finally appears comfortable making completely fleshed out pop songs, and this is one of his strongest attempts yet. The track features propulsive beats, expansive percussion and a kicked-up chorus. Off the back of his Life Of Leisure EP, Greene was pushed onto the international stage, which eventually led to the release of his debut album, Within And Without. Since then he’s been relatively tight-lipped on production, but this August he will release his sophomore album, Paracosm, on Sub Pop. You can watch the lyric video for “Don’t Give Up,” below.